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Loras Division of Physical Education and Sport Studies teams up


DUBUQUE, Iowa --- The Loras College division of physical education and sport studies is teaming up for several collaborative projects this semester.

On Monday, Feb. 16, the division will be hosting the Dubuque Community School Districts' Teacher In-Service Day in the Graber Center. A representative from the U.S. Handball Association will present on teaching handball in school settings. Loras College students will also be presenting a series of muscular strength and endurance activities. A session for secondary educators will be held from 8-11 a.m. and an afternoon session for elementary educators will be held from 12:30 -3:30 p.m.  

Loras physical education and sport studies teaching majors will be teaching K-5 at the Dubuque Lutheran School. The pre-service teachers will travel to the Lutheran school once a week for eight weeks beginning Feb. 23.

For the second year, the Loras students are hosting a home school physical education program. Children who are homeschooled are invited to the Graber Center at Loras College to engage in physical education activities led by the Loras students majoring in physical education.

Faculty in the division of physical education and sport studies are assisting the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) with data collection in an effort toward standardized testing. Loras is one of only a few colleges and universities involved in this project.

"We are very excited to be able to join in these collaborative efforts with the Dubuque Community Schools and the people of the greater Dubuque area," said Debra Sazama, assistant professor of physical education and sport studies. "We hope that these efforts will not only help provide resource(s) and information for the individuals and programs involved but also provide information and data that will be used at the national level. This type of experiential learning assists our emerging teachers in bridging the gap between theory and practice. It is invaluable, and we are excited to continue and expand these opportunities."


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